Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Corey Seager, Noah Syndergaard, Yoan Moncada
It’s already time for Week 12 of the Fantasy Baseball Injury Report. We are your go-to spot for all injury news and updates to get your lineups ready.
Corey Seager (SS- LAD) hit the 10-day injured list June 13 with a hamstring strain that occurred while trying to score from second base. The initial response suggested a Grade 2 or Grade 3 strain, but the MRI revealed that it is more in the Grade 1-Grade 2 range. The Dodgers expect him to miss four to six weeks. Chris Taylor could see more of a full-time role in his absence.
Noah Syndergaard (SP – NYM) was placed on the 10-day injured list June 16 with a hamstring strain. He felt pain near the end of Saturday’s start and left in the seventh inning. He is currently scheduled to have an MRI and does not yet have a timetable to return.
Yoan Moncada (2B/3B – CHW) came out of June 10’s game early with upper back tightness. He returned Sunday, but left that game early as well. He is currently listed as day-to-day.
Domingo German (SP – NYY) went on the IL June 9, retroactive to June 8, with a left hip flexor strain and does not yet have a timetable for his return. He had been pitching through the injury for a while and is now expected to get the rest he needs.
Here are a few more injuries to track this week.
Nick Senzel (3B/OF – CIN)
A foul ball hit Senzel in his left eye Saturday. He exited the game and required stitches, but the rookie is currently listed as day-to-day, and the injury doesn’t seem to be serious.
Nomar Mazara (OF – TEX)
Mazara had to exit Saturday’s game early with hamstring tightness. He is currently listed as day-to-day.
Stephen Piscotty (OF – OAK)
Piscotty had surgery to remove melanoma from his ear June 13. He is currently listed as day-to-day and is not expected to miss more than a week.
Kevin Gausman (SP – ATL)
Gausman was placed on the 10-day injured list June 11 with plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He does not have a set date for his return, and his rotation spot could be in jeopardy after the Braves signed Dallas Keuchel.
Adam Wainwright (SP – STL)
Wainwright has a hamstring strain and went on the 10-day injured list June 10. He may be able to return after the minimum.
Jordan Lyles (SP – PIT)
Placed on the 10-day injured list June 10, Lyles threw a successful bullpen session Sunday and isn’t far off from returning.
Kyle Hendricks (SP – CHC)
Hendricks was placed on the 10-day injured list with shoulder inflammation. His return is contingent on the results of an MRI.
Updating Previous Injuries
Hunter Dozier (1B/3B – KC): Chest
Sidelined since May 31 with chest tightness, Dozier has resumed baseball activities and will begin a rehab assignment Monday. He will return to Kansas City later in the week, as he and his wife are expecting the birth of their second child. The corner infielder is then scheduled to go to Triple-A Omaha, leaving his return to the Royals at least a week away.
Aaron Judge (OF – NYY): Oblique
Judge, who went on the 10-day injured list April 21 with an oblique strain, started a Triple-A rehab assignment on June 14 and should be close to returning.
Giancarlo Stanton (OF – NYY): Biceps, Shoulder, Calf
Stanton has been on the injured list with a slew of injuries since April 1. On a rehab assignment since June 11, he’s scheduled to return Tuesday.
Jose Altuve (2B – HOU): Hamstring
Altuve, who suffered a hamstring strain in his last rehab appearance, began another Triple-A assignment Sunday. He could soon come back to the Astros barring another setback.
George Springer (OF – HOU): Hamstring
Springer fielded fly balls prior to Sunday’s game and is working his way toward a rehab assignment. He could get activated by the end of the month.
Jake Lamb (3B – ARI): Quad
On the injured list with a Grade 2 quad strain, Lamb homered in one of his six Triple-A rehab games and is close to returning to the Diamondbacks.
Mike Clevinger (SP – CLE): Back
Clevinger, out since early April with an upper back strain, will rejoin Cleveland’s rotation for Monday’s start against the Rangers.
Robinson Cano (2B – NYM): Quad
Sent back to the IL with quad tightness shortly after returning from his first stint, Cano was back in the Mets’ lineup Sunday.
Brandon Nimmo (OF – NYM): Neck
Nimmo has a bulging disc and experienced whiplash that had him placed on the injured list May 22. He had to be scratched from Friday’s rehab assignment with neck soreness and is planning on seeing a specialist after the setback.
Trevor Williams (SP – PIT): Side
Williams had a side strain that landed him on the injured list May 17. After a short Triple-A rehab assignment, he’s scheduled to start for the Pirates on Wednesday.
Willie Calhoun (OF – TEX): Quad
On the injured list since May 22 with a quad strain, Calhoun started a Triple-A rehab assignment June 13 and could return soon.
Justin Upton (OF – LAA): Toe
Yet to play this season because of a sprained toe, Upton is set to make his 2019 debut on Monday after batting .330/.440/.667 with two home runs in six Single-A rehab games.
Andrelton Simmons (SS – LAA): Ankle
Originally expected to miss months with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain, Simmons has made a speedy recovery and could return to the Angels alongside Upton as soon as this week.